Sentimental Thanksgiving Dough Bowl Centerpiece

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One thing Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict loves about the Thanksgiving season is displaying one of her most prized possessions – the dough bowl she inherited from her grandmother. The bowl serves as the centerpiece of Debbie’s Thanksgiving table each year, and as Debbie says, “This year the old gal is sporting a very stylish look…inspired by Pottery Barn!” Debbie opted for a more natural look, surrounding her birch bark candles with pinecones, acorns, and leaves. I love how Debbie has been able to incorporate this sentimental piece into her seasonal décor!

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‘Give Thanks’ Thanksgiving Paper Garland

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Shirley from These Moments of Mine was kicking back with her PB Kids catalog with no intention of creating anything one night. However, after spying a a cute little Christmas garland, her creative juices got flowing and had another idea. Shirley got to work creating her own harvest version of the garland using craft paper, her Silhouette, and distressing ink. Her spur-of-the-moment project is a beautiful reminder to be thankful!

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Dancing Skeleton Halloween Garland

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I know I am not alone when I say I love the dollar store. There are all sorts of hidden treasures in there. Sharon from The Blue Willow House found one of those treasures when she stumbled upon a plastic moveable skeleton that reminded her of a cute garland she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn Kids. Sharon scooped up five packages and strung the dancing skeletons together in front of her fireplace. They look mighty happy about Sharon’s savings!

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Burlap Owl Swag Wreath

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When Gail from Purple Hues and Me saw a swag wreath with a small handcrafted owl in perched in the middle, she couldn’t help but wonder why the adorable owl wasn’t larger and more emphasized than the twigs.  Sounds like the perfect excuse for a DIY! Gail replicated the swag, making her owl large and in charge… and from a soap bottle no less! I am blown away by all the detail Gail put into her owl including the twine eyes and pinecone scale wings.

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Dollar Store Illuminated Twine Pumpkin

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Grapevine pumpkins have become staples when it comes to fall décor. They are quite lovely with their natural look and pretty twinkling lights, but boy are they pricey!  Lisa from Recaptured Charm knew they couldn’t cost nearly as much to make as their price tags might indicate and proved it by creating her own with dollar store materials. Lisa loves the pretty shadow her illuminated pumpkin casts on the wall. It’s the perfect fall décor to give you the warm tingles inside!

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Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Front Porch

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Laurie of Laurie Jones Home says it’s no secret that she loves to decorate her front porch. However, when it came time to transition the space to fall, she was coming up dry. Thankfully, Pottery Barn was there to provide inspiration with a pretty autumn porch… that would cost a whopping $1,500 to pull together with Pottery Barn items. Laurie was inspired to create a similar vignette using more budget-friendly items. Laurie’s porch features a colorful fall leaves, a passel of pumpkins, trees with hanging ornaments, and mercury glass owl luminaries.

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Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkin Jars

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While “window shopping” for fall and Halloween decorating inspiration, Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home found some pretty mercury glass pumpkins on Pottery Barn’s website. This thrifty gal couldn’t justify spending $30 on just one pumpkin, especially when she could make two for about $20. All it took was some Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and a mixture of vinegar and water for Amy to transform the glass Wal-mart pumpkins. Best of all, Amy likes her even better since they double as décor and storage jars.

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Burlap Magnolia Blooms for Fall

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With the arrival of each new season, Gail from Purple Hues and Me says she loves to visit Pier 1 for inspiration. On a recent trip she saw some pretty handcrafted branches of burlap magnolia stems and was inspired to recreate these lovelies. Gail hit up her fabric stash for leftover burlap and formed it into realistic looking blooms with the help of Mod Podge and floral wire. I love the natural look and texture of burlap for fall!

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